Kuy is a member of the West Katuic branch of the Austroasiatic language family spoken spoken in northeast Thailand, southern Laos and central and northern Cambodia by about 456,600 people.
In 2006 there were about 400,000 Kuy speakers in Surin, Buriram, Sisaket, and Ubon Ratchathani provinces in the Isan region of Thailand. There were about 46,600 speakers of Kuy in Champasak, Salavan, and Savannahkhet provinces in Laos in 2015, and there were 10,000 Kuy speakers in Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratié, and Stung Treng provinces in Cambodia in 2007.
Kuy is also known as Kuay, Cuoi, Kuoy, Kuy, Kui, Soai, Suai or Suay. It is written with the Thai alphabet in Thailand, with the Lao alphabet in Laos, and with the Khmer alphabet in Cambodia. Kuy is used in some schools in Cambodia.
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Information about the Kuy language
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